- Seedcamp is a European seed-stage venture capital fund, headquartered in London, launched in May 2007 by a group of 30 European investors.
- The fund’s Managing Partners are Reshma Sohoni and Carlos Espinal.
- As of August 2017, Seedcamp has a portfolio of over 250 companies who have gone on to raise over $1Bn in follow-on funding from leading investors across the globe.
Seedcamp is Europe’s seed fund, identifying and investing early in world-class founders attacking large, global markets and solving real problems using technology. The Seedcamp Nation includes over 390 startups building breakout businesses that change the way people live, interact and buy and includes publicly listed, UiPath, and unicorns TransferWise, Revolut and Hopin along with fast-growing businesses such as wefox, Grover, Viz.ai, Sorare and Ezra.
Seedcamp fast-tracks a founder’s vision and creates value through immediate access to smart capital, a lifelong community of support and a global network built upon more than a decade’s experience backing exceptional talent.
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In October 2016, Seedcamp revealed it had returned its first fund almost 2x over.In January 2017, Seedcamp announced a small Secondary sale of its stake in fintech unicorn, Transferwise described as “one of the best European seed exits in recent years that wasn’t an acquisition or IPO”. In October 2017, Seedcamp Funds I & II were acquired by Draper Esprit for $26.3 million, delivering a reported 4x return to investors.
In November 2017, Seedcamp announced the first close of a £41M seed fund to invest in 100 new startups across Europe. Seedcamp will lead pre-seed rounds with £100k and can anchor up to £250k by bringing angels and high net-worths into the round. Seedcamp will co-invest in seed rounds of up to £2M where there’s already a lead investor on board.
Seedcamp Fund IV consists of 60 LPs from across the globe including the likes of Index Ventures, Atomico, Draper Esprit, ADV, Idinvest, Korelya, Speedinvest and big business such as Investec, Thomas Cook Money, Unilever Ventures and MassMutual Ventures, marking the US-based insurer’s first investment in Europe.
Seedcamp notable exits include: Mobclix bought by Velti for $50M, RentMineOnline bought by RealPage for $9.5M, Crashpadder acquired by Airbnb, and Talasim acquired by Jeeran.
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